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How it all began…

The CIS story really begins in 2015, when it was acquired and rebranded by Capita Plc. Originally known as Intelligent Identity (IID), the platform offered a means for clients to carry out due diligence on potential employees and the ability to verify the identity of customers buying products in regulated sectors such as banking and online gaming.

Two years later the system was renamed Capita Identity Solutions and placed under the umbrella of Capita’s Security Watchdog.

Who are Security Watchdog?

Established in 1998, Security Watchdog has grown into one of the market leaders of pre-employment screening. The business joined the Capita Plc group in 2012 through acquisition. With the support of Capita Plc, Security Watchdog has flourished, integrating with Government systems and gaining a client portfolio that reaches around the globe.

Today, Security Watchdog is both ISO9001 and ISO27001 approved, and offers standard and specialised screening, risk mitigation, immigration advisory and identity verification services to thousands of clients across 94 countries.

Moving forward…

Capita Identity Solutions has continued to lead the way in technological innovation within the identity verification market sector. We are partnering with world leading technology providers and multiple Credit Reference Agencies with the aim of delivering market leading resilience and a choice of data provider - ensuring increased match rates and alternative methods when traditional KYC checks fail.

We are growing our international data footprint with the intention of becoming a global provider, all whilst working to increase platform usability and stability for our ever-growing client base.

In the long term, Capita Identity Solutions will continue to explore new technologies and opportunities. Development to the platform will ensure that as the selection of checks grow, clients will continue to be offered a world class service that is always at the cutting edge of identity verification.

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